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car vs bike = court(3 posts)

car vs bike = courtbayman
Feb 8, 2002 2:04 PM
I posted here in Dec about me and a freind being run off the road by a car. I had the drive charged with 2 counts of assult, 2 counts of reckless driving and 1 count of destruction of propety, my rims. Went to court Wed. I thought there would be a state prosecutor, no just me and my buddy so I was not as pepared as I would liked. The driver had a court appointed attorney. The judge threw out the reckless driving charges and found him guilty of the other 3 counts. He has to pay for new wheel set and recived 200 hours of committee service. I thought it was lite for trying to take us out. The next day a freind was in court for a fight with a guy he caught in his house with his girlfreind, no prier record, he got 2 mounths in jail. If your here in Va you can use your car as a weapon to take out some guys on bikes but don't use your fist on someone in your house.
I have lots of experience in this area . . .morrison
Feb 8, 2002 5:44 PM
you need to call the District Attorney (or state's attorney, or whatever they call the local prosecutor) and lodge a complaint. Why wasn't a prosecutor in court? Ask him. Demand an answer. Put your request in writing, too. Follow up with a letter to the local paper.

There is no reason a prosecutor wasn't there. No reason whatsoever. That would not happen where I live, even for a urinating in public charge.
That's what justice is in America.Leisure
Feb 10, 2002 9:40 PM
At least the guy in the car had some sort of consequence. People don't understand how to interpet violence when there is a physical separation between the victim and the perpetrator. Hitting with a fist is interpretted as being so violent when it *typically* incurs little damage, while attempting to kill someone with a car is acceptable, and only consequenced to avoid bad publicity. I also wonder that people consequence more harshly according to what they wouldn't have the cajones to do themselves. It takes balls to punch another male. But if you only punch your wife then don't expect to do any time. And any coward can try to kill someone with a car.